Covering Every Angle of TechnologyIf you’re tired of the complicated and drawn-out explanations when it comes to technology, this is the podcast for you! Join us as we discuss and analyze the industry focusing on how it relates to you and influences your daily life. We cover the entire spectrum of technology – business, media, healthcare, government, space, security, education, social media, privacy, e-commerce, aeronautics, and more.
Automation in the cockpit is drawing significant concern in the airline industry after the loss of hundreds of lives due to faulting automation systems. Redbox has jumped into the streaming game with their announcement of Free Live TV, a free ad-supported service. New York state dropped their fight against the T-Mobile Sprint merger leaving few hurdles left for the mega-deal. The courts are injecting themselves in the federal contract process as a judge halted the $10 billion cloud computing contract from the Pentagon to Microsoft.
First up, we are discussing the recent political movement to restructure the Federal Trade Commission so that it is able to meet the needs of consumer protection in a changing business and technology landscape. It was announced this week that China’s Liberation Army is solely responsible for the Equifax hack and it leads into a debate over how prepared the United States is for cyber warfare. Slack earned a big win this week as they will roll out their chat communication features to every IBM employee, a total of nearly 350,000. Lastly, Google may have inadvertently cloud stored your photos to someone else’s account.
We are talking about electric vehicles, numbers, earnings, commercials, and more! Supercharged is a new podcast that investigates the power of Tesla in the automotive industry and takes an honest look at the company’s past and future. Alphabet shared a tremendous amount of previously unreported earnings this week. YouTube Premium and Music is scaling 20 million subscribers, while YouTube is bringing in ad sales valued over $15 billion per year. GM announced plans during the Super Bowl that the manufacturing of the Hummer EV will begin in 2021. Lastly, Verizon made a big splash with their 5G commercials and the system’s capabilities.
Apple announced a new partnership with health clubs and gyms that provides perks and discounts to their users called Apple Watch Connected. Ten year ago, Steve Jobs announced the 9.7-inch iPad that would revolutionize the tablet and portable sector of the industry. Atari has signed a contract with a developer to create multiple video game themed hotels around the United States, providing a go-to spot for e-sports events and tournaments. Lastly, Nintendo announced the end of manufacturer repairs to their ever popular Wii console that will surely cause headaches for their users.
We are talking about the other side of tech and touching on topics not everyone is thinking about. SpaceX successfully completed their second in-flight abort test that demonstrated the ability to launch a capsule into space in the event of a catastrophic rocket loss. Neal Agarwal is a computer scientist and coder that is presenting cool ideas, such as deep sea exploration and size of space, in a fun, creative, and interesting manner. One of the unknown consequences of streaming services is the rise in electric guitar sales thanks in part to a generation that now has access to some of the most iconic and legendary guitarists of all time.
We are diving into some interesting technology topics! Twitter announced their plans to conduct beta testing to allow users to control their replies and responses through filtering settings in an attempt to limit harassment and abuse. Windows 7 technical support and security updates ended this week, signaling the end of an era and the call to upgrade systems. Apple and the United States Department of Justice are at each other’s throats once again as they defend the work each one is doing related to a naval air station shooting.
We kick off the new year not talking about CES (at least not yet) but about some tricks, trends, and taxation. Many Google Maps users are pretty familiar with the basic features, but we are sharing 6 hidden tricks that are not well known. A big push to update technology in the United Kingdom healthcare system is underway and hours of time are set to be saved. An upward trend of paying for tax preparation software and not paying for professional work is begging the question of how well technology can help us. Finally, SpaceX launched another round of Starlink satellites but the astronomy profession is raising valid concerns over the deployment.
We are finishing off the decade with a great discussion on how technology influences every sector of your lives. The new year is a great opportunity to create a better tech-based life which includes focusing on security, data backup, and trimming down the subscriptions. The Consumer Electronics Shows takes over Las Vegas and much of the attention will be on virtual reality growth, algorithmic personalization, digital privacy, and digital health growth. Lastly, Tesla drivers were stuck waiting hours for a charging system in the central and southern coasts of California as a winter storm complicated holiday travel plans.
We continue with sharing some of our top tech stories from the year including the Equifax settlement terms, failed IPOs in the tech space, Amazon’s flops of the year, and FTC’s fine levied on Facebook. In other tech news, a new phishing email scheme is stealing your payment information from gas station systems. Ring’s Neighbors app was found to be leaking the precise location of each camera and allowed Gizmodo reporters to map out thousands of cameras across specific regions.